Environment

Clean Air Day 2018

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According to the Clean Air Day 2018 campaign, as many as 40,000 deaths annually can be attributed to poor air quality. June 21st is this year’s Clean Air Day, with events going on at schools, businesses and organisations across the country to promote actions that will improve our environment. How Can You Help Improve Air…

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Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution Factor In Premature Deaths

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An estimated 50 million years of life could be lost in the UK by 2154 if air pollution is not tackled, according to a recent article in The Times. The figures come from a study led by Kings College London and published in Lancet Planetary Health. It suggests that action to meet targets set out…

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Environmental Permits for Discharges to Surface Water and Groundwater

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You may need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid effluent or waste water (such as poisonous, noxious or polluting matter, waste matter, or trade or sewage effluent): into surface waters, for example, rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes, canals or coastal waters (known as water discharge activities) onto or into the ground, for example, land spreading…

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Somerset Air Pollution Targeted For Reduction

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Air Pollution in the UK has a significant impact on life expectancy, according to Public Health England (PHE). An estimated 29,000 people die each year due to air pollution related causes. The main conditions that make up these untimely deaths are respiratory ailments, cancers, birth defects and cardiovascular disease. Impact of Air Pollution in Somerset…

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